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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Oct 01

How to Liven up Your Flat Design with Dirty Dots

Has the flat design revolution left you feeling a little... flat? Sometimes a teaspoon of gritty, printy goodness can give a clinical design a lift.
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Sep 24

Should You Be Brave with Your Typography? Ask Mr. Robot.

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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Sep 02

Does the New Google Logo Really Look Like Comic Sans?

While designers seem to like it, Google's new logo has been compared to Comic Sans in some quarters. Why are we seeing such a wide discrepancy in opinion?
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Aug 26

What Does Facebook, the Muppets & Paris Hilton Have in Common?

The Facebook Friends icon was telling a story from another era – until designer Caitlin Winner stepped in.
Design & UX
Kelsey Bryant, Aug 21

Boost Your Skills With These Fun Typography Games

Kelsey has compiled a collection of fun typography games sure to test your typographical skills and improve your knowledge. Have some fun and learn.
19 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Massimo Cassandro, Aug 19

The Great Icon Debate: Fonts Vs SVG

Fonts have been a convenient place to store our vector icons – but is it the *right* place? Massimo asks if it's time to move to SVG.
Design & UX
Daniel Schwarz, Jul 31

Design Secret #4: Taking Advantage of Behance Mobile Apps

We all love Dribbble, but lots of designers overlook the power of the Behance network. Dan looks at some of the neat tricks this quiet achiever can deliver.
15 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 15

The Final Nail in the Icon Fonts Coffin?

Vectors are a great option for icons but the decision between icon fonts and SVG is a hard one. Now Seren Davies has raised some new issues with icon fonts.
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Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Jul 10

7 Handy, Free Icon & Favicon Editors

While vector icons have grabbed the spotlight, pixel-based icons make up most of the icons we see each day. Ada looks at the options for pixel icon editors.
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jul 08

When Are Green Pastures Not Actually Green?

Cognitive dissonance is that feeling you get when a picture frame is 3 degrees off square. Learn to use it without getting used by it.
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Design & UX
Ada Ivanoff, Jun 19

14 Hand-Picked, Free Social Icon Packs

Following her flat design icons article, Ada is back with a carefully selected cadre of attractive social networking icons for your designing enjoyment.
Design & UX
Richa Jain, May 01

Creating a Brand Identity: 20 Questions You MUST Ask BEFORE You Start

“That doesn’t look right”. How do you avoid awkward client conversations when creating a brand identity? Richa has 20 critical questions you need to ask.
Design & UX
Elio Qoshi, Feb 20

Capturing Your Values in Your Brand: How Mozilla Did It

Logos talk loudly, so it's important that they are on point with your values and your message. Elio Qoshi takes us through the rebranding of Mozilla.
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Feb 06

A Story of Poisons, Pirates and Mr. Yuk

There's a good argument that the skull and crossbones is one of the most enduring graphic designs of the last 1,000 years. Does it still work?
Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jan 27

5 Best Productivity Plugins for Adobe Illustrator

It's hard to imagine how Illustrator could be improved until you see what a good plugin can do. Simone shows us his favorite plugins for Adobe Illustrator
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Mobile
Annarita Tranfici, Nov 12

Rethinking Icon and Logo Design for the Responsive Web

With the multitude of devices, we no longer have complete control over how icons will look. Annarita Tranfici looks at solutions to tackle this challenge.
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Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Oct 29

How Do You Represent a Language on the Web?

Languages are not flags, and flags are not languages. So, what is the best to approach representing language on the web? Gabrielle ponders.
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Design & UX
Massimo Cassandro, Oct 20

Create an Icon Font Using Illustrator & IcoMoon

Icons are a central element of web design, but we need maximum flexibility with responsive design. Massimo shows us how to create an icon font from scratch.
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Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Sep 30

The Challenge of Branding Across Languages

Great logos are a subtle blend of the typography and graphical, but switching the languages presents many challenges. Alex sums up your options.
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Design & UX
Gabrielle Gosha, Sep 12

Challenge: Re-Imagining the Hamburger Icon

We've all seen that three lines icon, and have learned what it means, but does that make it good? Gabrielle looks for alternatives to the hamburger icon.
6 COMMENTs
Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Aug 29

Gestalt Principles and the Psychology of Design

Why do some shapes just resonate with us more than others? What's going on in our minds? Alex explains the 'gestalt principle'.
Design & UX
Alex Bigman, Aug 01

Elevating Wordmarks with the Power of a Custom Font

Custom fonts, sometimes called proprietary or bespoke, are becoming a more and more coveted branding component. These examples will show you why.
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Design & UX
Annarita Tranfici, Jun 19

Adobe Illustrator: Exploiting the Transform Effect

Illustrator's transform effect is often looked upon as a curiosity -- if it isn't outright ignored. Annarita shows you how to tap its power and versatility.
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Design & UX
Alex Walker, Jun 13

Pick a Star Wars Poster - Win Free Stuff

Two of our favorite authors have taken up the challenge to redesign the Star Wars movie poster -- but in a completely different genre. See the results!